Democratic Party supports Murray’s right to opinion
To the Editor:
In her rebuttal to Democratic columnist Celia Murray’s June 11 words about the terrorism of hate crimes, and more specifically, the murder of a physician who legally supported women’s decisions concerning their own bodies, Brenda Thompson of Rutledge espoused an ideal that Democrats hold so dear – being “thankful for the freedom to express” our views.
We are all more alike than you think, Brenda.
Another rebuttal author, Pat Gillespie, might want to actually read Celia Murray’s other columns before she uses such language against her. It is a shame that a visitor from a distant county would listen unquestioningly to her like-minded friends here and then publicly bash a resident of what she calls “beautiful Historic Madison.” Celia Murray recognizes another Democratic principal at play here – the inclusion of varied views, their debate, and the respect of those who differ.
She has “always advocated a CIVIL dialogue about controversial topics, believing this to be the cornerstone of a democracy.”
The Morgan County Democratic Committee could not be more proud of the fine Democratic model that Celia Murray renders in her superbly researched and well-articulated columns. We are all sincerely appreciative of her works and hope that Brenda and Pat will continue to read them.
Morgan County Democratic Committee